Government Fleet – Issue

January 2018

Cover Story By Thi Dao
Low-Budget Greening for Fleets and Maintenance Facilities

From becoming a more environmentally friendly shop to increasing utilization and right-sizing vehicles, fleets can take a number of steps for a cleaner fleet and operation.

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Features

Fleets in Oakland (Calif.), Pittsburgh, and New York City have installed Envision's solar-powered chargers. Photo courtesy of Envision Solar 6 Innovations in Electric Vehicle Charging

By Thi Dao

The days of “dumb” electric vehicle (EV) chargers may soon be over. Here are six new or upcoming technologies that can change the way you charge your vehicles.

Fleets with a lot of vehicles but low utilization can set up motor pools reduce costs. Illustration: Getty Images How to Start a Motor Pool

By Roselynne Reyes

One way fleets can reduce their vehicle count and expenses is to pool their vehicles for employees from multiple departments to use. But where do you start? Fleets share some tips to help get the ball rolling.

At the City of La Verne, Calif., three mechanics are responsible for maintaining 160 pieces of equipment. Photo courtesy of City of La Verne Small Fleets' Biggest Challenges

By Daryl Lubinsky

Small and large government fleets suffer many of the same headaches. But staffing issues are just one of several unique challenges that managers of small fleets face.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Clean Fleets?

By Center for Sustainable Energy

How is your knowledge of fleet greening? Take this quiz, provided by the Center for Sustainable Energy.

An effective driver safety policy can result in fewer speeding violations and collisions, less property damage, fewer losses, lowered insurance rates, and fewer workers' compensation claims. Photo: Getty Images What to Include in a Driver Safety Policy

By Shelley Ernst

When a fleet is writing or updating a driver safety policy, these five can’t-miss categories can help start a policy off right.

Photo: Getty Images Lowering Fleet Costs with Ride Hailing

By Roselynne Reyes

For Washington D.C., limited space and high parking fees contribute to increasing fleet costs. A new ride-hailing program aims to solve these problems, help the environment, and even boost a struggling taxi industry.

Fleet managers must answer to elected officials and organization leaders - those who've had those seats explain just what fleet employees should know. Photo: Getty Images What Elected Officials and City Managers Want Fleets to Know

By Tariq Kamal

Experts in fleet management and municipal governance share advice for public-sector fleet managers who wish to build stronger and more mutually beneficial relationships with their administrators.

The Toro RT1200 riding trencher, shown here without the cab, is geared for mid- to long-range trenching applications in utility work. Photo courtesy of Toro Toro Riding Trencher Now Available with Cab

By Staff

Toro introduced a cab assembly option for its RT1200 riding trencher, enhancing both operator safety and comfort. The trencher is commonly used in utility work.

The Ventrac SSV is designed with an arsenal of snow removal attachments and de-icing options. Photo courtesy of Ventrac Ventrac Snow Vehicle Keeps Sidewalks Clear and Safe

By Staff

The new Ventrac Sidewalk Snow Vehicle is a skid-steer-style machine designed specifically for snow and ice removal on narrow sidewalks and park pathways.

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Blog

FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
What Your Vehicles Say About Your Fleet

By Thi Dao
Your vehicles may paint a certain picture of the fleet and even the public agency. Is the picture a positive or a negative one?

Are Your Drivers Safe?

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

How Chevrolet's Tahoe PPV Differs From its Retail Relative

By Michaela Kwoka-Coleman
For the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, tires are added to the vehicles that are capable of handling speeds of up to 134 mph and the brakes are adjusted to handle frequent stopping at high speeds.

Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Improved Communication (There's an App for That)

By Facundo Tassara
Slack brings all of your communication together in a way that you can sort. Conversations, PDFs, and documents are all be archived and searchable.

Booster Fuels: Bringing the Gas Station to You

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Chris Brown
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

By Chris Brown
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is the least expensive model on the market to offer electric-only range, while offering spirited driving performance and plenty of standard features.

2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fleet Management 2.0

By Sherb Brown
Data is driving fleet decisions more than ever. Whether it’s big data or small data, fleet management is becoming less of an art every day and more of a science.

Ready or Not, Electrification Is Coming

By Sherb Brown

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